NHS: Ventilators

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

At the start of the crisis in March the National Health Service across the United Kingdom had access to over 9,000 mechanical ventilators including 7,484 in England and 1,655 in the devolved administrations.

Today, there are around 30,400 (current total 30,382) mechanical ventilators available to patients across the UK. The additional stock comprises 6,089 from established suppliers (118 manufactured in UK, the rest overseas) and 15,154 from new suppliers, through the Prime Minister’s ventilator challenge, mostly made in the UK.

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